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How to Create New Characters by JohnSu How to Create New Characters by JohnSu
Hypothesis:
I really have just one original character, and my gallery is a result of failed attempts to reproduce it over the years.


But in all honesty, this is something that's been bugging me recently. I have difficulty drawing my own characters consistently! I don't know if this is the reason I keep making one shot characters or just a result of the practice.

Bwaaaaahmyshamefulsecret

Maybe if I practice drawing crappy manga I will get better at this.


Made in Flash
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:iconbanditartaku:
BanditArtaku Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Oh, boy. I feel your pain, man. It really sucks trying to drawing characters at different angles, only to end up with a creepy, unrecognizable outcome. T^T I think you hit the nail on the head in terms of expressing this problem.
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IceFeather9110 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
the story of my life...
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T4R0K Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the most accurate summarization of a recurring problem. I gave up drawing a long time ago, stopping my projects as they were starting for this reason, among many others (one being that I'm lazy and suck at organisation, so since I'm in a relationship, I have less time. Time I used for drawing...)

Good thing my GF wants me draw again, but I have to practice from scratch !!! So hard when you're in your 30s...
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JelloBearr Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You have created a monster. Congrats. 
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:icondrakonitka:
Drakonitka Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
I have similar problems.
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:iconihazbubblez:
IHAZBUBBLEZ Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Very true XD
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:iconsamuraicat70:
samuraicat70 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahahahahahahahahaahahahah!!!!!!! So accurate XD
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SDBX Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
"Practice drawing crappy manga"

Granted I know this entry is old, but for as long as I've been creeping on your entries, I have to say you're in deep trouble. You sir have a LLLLLLLOOOOOOONNNNNGGGGG way to go to make "crappy "manga"

Only because no matter how hard you've tried, even your worst manga (I don't even know which one it would be) turns out awesome and makes my day.

SO PUT YOUR BACK INTO IT! We've got a quite the journey ahead of us on our QUEST FOR THE CRAPPY MANGA!
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Euxwiquo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahahahahahahhaha!!!!
True!!!!
xD
hahahahhahahaha!!
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Cutebunny50 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD When I saw this, I cracked up. I have come back to favorite it! 
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Vcomics1 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
hahahah this is so funny xD
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:iconmindhierarch:
MindHierarch Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist
OH GOD the pain
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:iconmythgital-creatures:
mythgital-creatures Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
That happens to me a lot. One day I get them how I want and when I draw them again later on and their not the same.
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:iconhyperchris3:
hyperchris3 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist
That make sense
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:iconlechatdebiscuit:
LeChatDeBiscuit Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Je ne pense pas que je peux expliquer a quel point je peux m'identifier a ce!
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:iconellah2698:
ellah2698 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true... So true..
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:iconturquoisebunny:
turquoisebunny Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It`s true it happened to me sometimes... Sweating a little... 
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:iconco-swagster:
Co-Swagster Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You come up with the greatest truths ever to exist in art... :XD:
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:icontempestj:
TempestJ Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
SO TRUE!
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:iconhoneycomb1011:
Honeycomb1011 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist
It happens to me all the time
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:iconkawachou:
KawaChou Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
And then we all died inside. I hate that..... Nope 
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:iconthoughtsofapotato:
ThoughtsOfAPotato Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Hahahahah so truee! 
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:iconcaildemort:
caildemort Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes me too! This is so true.
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:iconjuicyindaskull:
juicyindaskull Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist
I know... I know...with you there ;n;
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LittleLemonSeed Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well maybe practice drawing each defining feature of the character and draw how they would be in the different angles.and then put them back together and try drawing them in those different angles together?...idk lol I have the same problems so I should probably take my own advice
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Natethecat24 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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:iconredwerecat:
redwerecat Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I truly, truly sympathize. Empathize? I FEEL YOUR PAIN.
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:icondeclaresnow:
declaresnow Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That weekend feeling  lol funny :) (Smile) 
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:iconhentai-sweetie:
Hentai-Sweetie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
I loled. You are in my top 5 favorite artists on this site.
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:iconnormalideal:
NormalIdeal Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
LOL
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:iconhorrormgafan19:
HorrorMGAfan19 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
luv this
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:iconpurestrongpoem:
Purestrongpoem Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Lol, I know what you mean.
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:iconandrystudio:
AndryStudio Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
HAHAHAHAAAH OMG!!!
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:iconredwolfradolf:
redwolfradolf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Wow, I'm not nearly the artist you are, but I have this problem all the time too
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:iconpeirrin:
peirrin Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
I can never draw the same face twice either.
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:iconminipicaso:
minipicaso Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This speeks to me.
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:iconmusicbxgirl5:
musicbxgirl5 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student
This is very true... but I'm suffering from Artist's Block AND Writer's Block. Two worst things in the world.
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:iconchristophergonzales:
ChristopherGonzales Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ha, I can so relate to this
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:iconwepajumpman:
WepaJumpMan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*taps microphone* "Yes."
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:iconuntoldpromises:
UntoldPromises Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
LOOOL THIS IS SOOO FUNNY! And true. Don't worry, you're not the only one... I have the same problem >.<
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:iconwxzhenghoppytruffles:
wxzhenghoppytruffles Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
justpretendthatisherinthefutureandyoucangetawaywithit!
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:iconninjanicktf:
ninjanicktf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
hey I'm like that while drawing!
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:iconshelly135:
shelly135 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Story of my life
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:iconpickofedan:
pickofedan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
dat second drawing tho...so good
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:iconamaryllisflowers:
amaryllisflowers Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is so true!
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:icontrxacero:
TRXAcero Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Look at the bright side! You don't screw their legs, right? XD
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:iconscientifirific:
SCIentifirific Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
I empathise entirely. 
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:iconpantaeba:
pantaeba Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
same here Sad dummy 
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:iconatsusakaneytza:
AtsusaKaneytza Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This 4koma speaks to me on a spiritual level
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:iconstarlightandrobin:
StarlightAndRobin Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Accurate. ^_^
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